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Lot 367: Hard Times Armory/Colt AR15-A2 Sporter II, Class III/NFA

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Hard Times Armory/Colt AR15-A2 Sporter II Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $16,000 - $25,000

Hard Times Armory/Colt AR15-A2 Sporter II Automatic Rifle, Class III/NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Hard Times Armory
Model: Sporter II
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 223
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: matte black
Grip:
Stock: synthetic
Item Views: 807
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 315
Class: Class III
Description:

Originally manufactured by Colt in the 1980s and converted to full automatic by Hard Times Armory of Smyrna, Georgia. Post front and two-leaf rear sights, with an A2 flash hider on the HBAR-profile "C MP 5.56 NATO 1/7" barrel with a ribbed handguard, short casing deflector, and no forward assist. The lower receiver has the Hard Times markings added to the front of the magazine well and the "AUTO" full auto mark added to the rear selector position on the left side. The lower has been permanently modified to accept an auto-sear, and the bolt carrier was originally a commercial model with a new segment welded in to engage the aforementioned sear, with a "C" marked body and "MP C" marked bolt head. Fitted with a checkered pistol grip, fixed buttstock, and a black nylon sling. Provenance: The Al Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as upgraded/converted to full auto, with 97% of the matte black phosphate finish, showing some light scratches and dings overall, with an overall "dry", unlubricated appearance to the finish. The furniture is in equal condition. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.



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